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These blogs are posted on behalf of Seidel, Cohen, Hof & Reid, LLC, and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the firm or its attorneys. The information presented in this blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice.

Truck accident results in serious injury

Pennsylvania drivers know that the highways that run through the state are often full of tractor trailers and other large vehicles. This can make travel stressful because large vehicles cannot maneuver quickly enough to avoid a crash. A recent truck accident involved four tractor trailers and several smaller vehicles, and resulted in serious injury. 

First responder seriously injured in truck accident

Firefighters are often the first to respond to calls for help during fires and serious motor vehicle accidents. They are trained to give medical assistance, help remove an injured victim from a damaged vehicle, and make sure debris and fuel are cleared from the roadway. Recently, a Pennsylvania firefighter responding to an accident became the victim of a truck accident himself. 

Distracted driving may have caused fatal truck accident

The state of Pennsylvania has strict laws prohibiting the use of cell phones and other mobile devices while driving. Though it can be tempting to check an alert, answer a call, or find a gas station while driving, drivers must use an appropriate hands-free device or safely pull over before doing so. Drivers may think these rules are a bit too strict, but research proves that even a few seconds of distracted driving can cause a fatal car or truck accident.

Truck accident injures PennDot employee

With the amount of traffic that makes its way through Pennsylvania each summer ever-increasing, the upkeep of the state's roads is an important task. This can be a dangerous job, as PennDot workers often find themselves standing alongside highway traffic, often in construction zones or other altered traffic patterns. When people are exposed on the open road, every precaution must be taken to avoid a truck accident.

Another truck accident on Route 160 raises alarm

Residents of Pennsylvania are certainly not unfamiliar with sharing the roads with large trucks. Several major highways run through the state and are part of the network of roads that keep our country running, shipping goods all over the United States. Unfortunately, some local roads are not equipped to handle the size and speed of modern trucks, and have become hot spots for a potential truck accident. 

Truck accident: What are the causes and who can be held liable?

Motorists in Pennsylvania share the roadways with all kinds of big rigs. Due to the sheer size of these vehicles, occupants of any car that is involved in a truck accident have little chance of escaping unscathed. Malfunctioning equipment causes some accidents, and the slightest equipment error can cause devastating crashes. When such a collision results in a civil lawsuit, possible liable parties can include the vehicle manufacturer, the mechanic who repaired the truck or installed the defective part, the trucking company responsible for refurbishing the part and the sales entity.

A truck accident causing road debris claims life of Pennsylvanian

Moving products and goods from one location to another is what keeps America's economy moving. Transporting large, heavy and sometimes hazardous materials can be dangerous sometimes, but drivers are well-versed in how to travel and secure the cargo safely to avoid any mishaps. Should a truck driver utilizing the Pennsylvania roadways fail to heed his or her on-the-road training, a truck accident can occur that could put others in serious danger.

Tractor-trailer accident leads to investigation of driver

Many large trucks can be seen driving on Pennsylvania's roadways daily, transporting goods to help keep America functioning and products available to millions of consumers. But tractor-trailers are very large and require a large bubble of space and constant diligence to operate, and those who travel around these large commercial vehicles must be aware of the dangers. Blind spots on the truck can be deadly for those unsuspecting smaller vehicles, and pedestrians often misinterpret the speed at which these larger trucks can travel. Pedestrians fare far worse than cars should they meet a large truck while it is moving, as the resulting tractor-trailer accident is often deadly.

4 vehicles and a semi involved in Pennsylvania truck accident

Operating a large tractor-trailer takes diligence and an awareness of what is around the large vehicle. Understanding the limitations of a big rig and the damage that it can cause is paramount to becoming a licensed owner or operator. When drivers fail to heed caution, a truck accident can occur. Four Pennsylvania motorists were unfortunate enough to be near the errant driver of a Freightliner and became involved in a crash.

Tractor-trailer accident on Turnpike claims the life of an infant

The Pennsylvania Turnpike is well-known by those in the area as a dangerous drive. High rates of speed, especially with regard to tractor-trailers, and the number of cars on the Turnpike at any given time can make traveling this route a difficult one. A tractor-trailer accident is unfortunately, all too common and can be the fault of either driver.

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